I was delighted last night to be invited to a Private View of Jack Durling's latest work at the Dynamite Gallery in Brighton. Jack is one of our Designing for the Future alumni and I have been following his work for a number of years. This was his first exhibition in a commercial gallery where
DFF alumnus Tom Meades has just graduated from the University of Brighton. Here he talks about his exciting final year project which explores sustainable alternatives to everyday product design. Over the past year I have been developing a range of Bluetooth Speakers, with the aim to find sustainable materials and processes that could be adopted by
Joyce Chang is a BA 3D Design & Craft student at the University of Brighton. Her project, Dot to Dot, took third place at this year's Designing for the Future awards. Dot to Dot is a series of products which use tactile bumps to navigate the home.
Madeleine Sellers who is studying for a BA in Textiles at the University of Brighton took the second place award in Designing for the Future 2017 with Plenty Pocket which is a light weight waistcoat with a number of zips to attach several pockets containing a variety of comforting and familiar objects.
Hannah Park who is studying for a BA in Graphic Design at the University of Brighton won Designing for the Future 2017 with her app, Help in Hand. Help in Hand aims to enable people living with dementia to stay independent for longer by following a daily routine prompted by use of the app. A
Philippa Aldrich, founder of The Future Perfect Company, began the Designing for the Future project in 2010 to encourage student designers to consider the challenges presented by our ageing population. Formerly a partner in a City law firm, Philippa also uses her legal and business background to support designers once they have left education and
Designing for the future alumnus, Brighton-based artist Jack Durling has just unveiled his latest body of work, "Oil Slick, Sea Birds". Having a passion for conservation and the preservation of wildlife, Jack has used clay to highlight and explore the very real problem of the consumption of oil, focusing on how this directly affects sea
We wanted to introduce you to one of our Designing for the Future Digital Champions, Eleanor Owens who keeps us up to date with innovation and good design in the gardening world. The benefits of gardening, both physical and psychological, as we get older are numerous and designers are just beginning to catch on to
We are always excited to find out to hear from our talented Designing for the Future alumni and find out what they are up to. Chloe Meineck, designer of the Music Memory Box will be showcasing her work at this year's Alzheimers Show at London's Olympia on 10-11 June. Chloe has also joined the
Last week we were delighted to meet up again with the talented Jack Durling, runner up in our Designing for the Future competition in 2013, at Handmade at Kew where he was exhibiting some of his new work. Handmade at Kew is a unique opportunity to browse, buy or commission beautiful and original work direct from over 200 of